Dave Matthews Band's new deal with RCA includes several major contractual changes, Billboard.biz has learned.

Dave Matthews Band's new deal with RCA includes several major contractual changes, Billboard.biz has learned.

While the terms of the contract were not disclosed, sources say the renegotiation resulted in the band becoming a free agent outside of the United States and Canada. The band was formerly signed to RCA worldwide.

DMB now has control of its masters outside of North America and is free to make its own deals for catalog and future projects in the rest of the world. Sources stress this could include continuing to work with RCA outside of North America. The multi-year deal includes the new studio album currently in pre-production.

The pact also gives the band the ability to distribute live recordings over the Internet. RCA reps declined to comment.

According to RCA, DMB has sold more than 30 million albums in its 10 years with the label.

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